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Angels of the Hours - This feature allows us to deepen our response to the real rhythms of the day. European cathedral bells, Gregorian chant, and Fra Angelico's magnificent angels accompany us as we embrace an ancient understanding of the word “hour”: not as clock time, but as a measure of soul. Also see the Round Dance of the Angels: a slideshow with the full-length Fra Angelica paintings accompanied by quotes capturing the essence of each of the Hours.

Living the Hours - Refresh your relationship with time through this popular on-demand e-course.

The Peace of Wild Things - a poem by Wendell Berry. Contact with wild things can refresh our drooping spirits and give us new courage.

Watching the Birdwatcher - a poem by Richard Schiffman. This study in perspective around an invisible bird captures the space between moments by the reverse feat of not trying to grasp it. 

Tasks - a poem by Patrick W. Flanigan. What can crows teach us about confidence in our creativity?

Deer Wisdom - a poem by Patricia Campbell Carlson. Not only deer, but all creatures, have a deep wisdom to teach us.

Twelve Moons - a poem by David Steindl-Rast O.S.B. Just as we can meet the angels of each hour, so we can discover angels who bless us month by month.

The Wishing Fish - This playful poem by Thomas Vorce draws us into a primordial joy steeped in mystery, a fundamental gratitude for the wonder of life itself.

Gift person: St. Francis of Assisi had a vivid sense of the sacramentality of creation.

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BookRecommended Books

Music of Silence: A Sacred Journey through the Hours of the Day by Br David Steindl-Rast & Sharon LeBell. Like its companion feature on this website The Angels of the Hours, Music of Silence makes the rich heritage of monastic tradition available to people outside the monastic enclosure.

A Book of Angels: Reflections on Angels Past and Present and True Stories of How They Touch Our Lives by Sophy Burnham. Not only does Burnham trace the understanding of angels throughout history; she also tells extraordinary true tales of present-day encounters.

Synchronicity, Science and Soul-Making: Understanding Jungian Synchronicity Through Physics, Buddhism, and Philosophy by Victor Mansfield. This book is for anyone who wants an in-depth look at the profound meaning behind the coincidences in our lives.

Animal Miracles: Inspirational and Heroic True Stories by Brad Steiger, Sherry Hansen Steiger. A heart-warming collection of stories about animals’ courage and devotion.

Animal-Speak: The Spiritual & Magical Powers of Creatures Great & Small by Ted Andrews. Learn about the symbolism of animals through this comprehensive guide to their mythical and realistic roles.


ANGeL's goal is to offer you through this website an immediate and intimate experience of living gratefully. In selecting topic resources, as elsewhere, we favor quality over quantity. This page is not meant to be a directory of related websites and organizations. Rather, we have selected a few specific links and readings that we believe are most helpful in getting you in touch with your experience. Of course, the Internet is vast and our knowledge is limited; so if you know of a link or a book that is more helpful than what's listed, be sure to let us know.